Facial and neck movement dysfunction and chronic pain can occur spontaneously, after trauma or following cancer treatment. Our multidisciplinary team works to optimize function and return patients to a normal and pain-free life. This is done in collaboration with a variety of experts in several fields including:

  • Neurologists specializing in facial paralysis and facial pain disorders.
  • Prosthodontists who are experts in the prosthetic management of patients, restoring teeth and, when appropriate, replacing facial structures (e.g., ears, noses) in lieu of or prior to reconstruction
  • Physical therapists who specialize in head and neck movement and pain disorders, with additional expertise in improving facial function after paralysis.
  • Psychologists who help patients navigate these life-altering functional changes.

Through this team-based approach, we approach each patient individually. This allows us to achieve the best results possible so that impacts to speech and swallowing are minimal.

Our Providers

Our Providers

Our dedicated team of therapists works with our physicians to help our patients return to a normal and pain-free life.

Physical Therapists

Wendy Burns - Physical Therapist | Cleveland Clinic
Wendy Burns
Michael Harrington - Physical Therapist | Cleveland Clinic
Michael Harrington
Richard King - Physical Therapist | Cleveland Clinic
Richard King


Pablo Recinos, MD
Pablo Recinos, MD
Section Head, Skull Base Surgery


Emad Estemalik, MD, MBA
Emad Estemalik, MD, MBA
Section Head - Headache Medicine
Conditions and Treatments

Conditions and Treatments

  • Facial Movement Disorders / Facial Paralysis
  • Facial Pain
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prosthodontics
  • Psychology
  • Speech
  • Swallowing


Make an Appointment

Cleveland Clinic Center for Facial Reconstruction and Facial Nerve Disorders offers consultations at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Phone: 216.445.9259
Email: FacialReconCenter@ccf.org

After you call to arrange an initial appointment with our team, one of our providers will reach out to you to perform a pre-visit intake. Please make arrangements to have copies of prior imaging, imaging reports, operative notes, laboratory studies, pathology reports, and consult notes available that you would like us to review prior to your appointment.

Virtual Visits

You can now stay connected to your healthcare team through virtual visits, using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Why go virtual? It's an easy, convenient and secure way to see your provider face-to-face without having to leave home. This saves you travel time, parking fees and time spent in the waiting room — and you can also have a loved one or caregiver join you. If appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

Many insurance companies cover the cost of virtual visits, so check with your insurance company ahead of time. Interested in getting started? Call your provider to find out what virtual visit options are available.


A secure online tool connecting patients to their own health information from the privacy of their home.

The MyChart • Caregiver service, an optional feature in MyChart, allows you to view family members' records. When clicking on a particular name, you will access that family member's MyChart account.

Whether you have caregiver access over one family member or several, you can view this list in MyChart under "My Family’s Record."